*Appropriate for four different courses: Discrete Mathematics; Combinatorics; Graph Theory; Modern Applied Algebra. *Flexible, modular organization. *This text has an enhanced mathematical approach, with carefully thought out examples, including many examples with computer sciences applications. *Carefully thought-out examples, including examples with computer science applications. Students can learn by reading the text. *The Fourth Edition has added more elementary problems, creating a larger variety of level within the problem sets which allows students to establish skills as they practice. *Chapter summaries allow the student to review what they have learned, while historical reviews and biographies bring a human element to their assignments. 1. Fundamentals of Discrete Mathematics. Fundamental Principles of Counting. The Rules of Sum and Product. Permutations. Combinations: . The Binomial Theorem. Combinations with Repetition: Distributions. An Application in the Physical Sciences (Optional). 2. Fundamentals of Logic. Basic Connectives and Truth Tables. Logical Equivalence: The Laws of Logic. Logical Implication: Rules of Inference. The Use of Quantifiers. Quantifiers, Definiti
This fifth edition continues to improve on the features that have made it the market leader. The text offers a flexible organization, enabling instructors to adapt the book to their particular courses. The book is both complete and careful, and it continues to maintain its emphasis on algorithms and applications. Excellent exercise sets allow students to perfect skills as they practice. This new edition continues to feature numerous computer science applications-making this the ideal text for preparing students for advanced study.
Discrete mathematics, also called finite mathematics or Decision Maths, is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete, in the sense of not supporting or requiring the notion of continuity. Most, if not all, of the objects studied in finite mathematics are countable sets, such as integers, finite graphs, and formal languages. Discrete mathematics has become popular in recent decades because of its applications to computer science. Concepts and notations from discrete mathematics are useful to study or describe objects or problems in computer algorithms and programming languages. In some mathematics curricula, finite mathematics courses cover discrete mathematical concepts for business, while discrete mathematics courses emphasise concepts for computer science majors.
Discover the properties and real-world applications of theFibonacci and the Catalan numbers With clear explanations and easy-to-follow examples, Fibonacciand Catalan Numbers: An Introduction offers a fascinating overviewof these topics that is accessible to a broad range of readers. Beginning with a historical development of each topic, the bookguides readers through the essential properties of the Fibonaccinumbers, offering many introductory-level examples. The authorexplains the relationship of the Fibonacci numbers to compositionsand palindromes, tilings, graph theory, and the Lucas numbers. The book proceeds to explore the Catalan numbers, with theauthor drawing from their history to pro...